28th November 2019


What is a spinal deformity?

Spine deformity can happen when unnatural curvature occurs, as in scoliosis (side-to-side curvature) or kyphosis and Scheuermann's disease (front-to-back curvature). It also occurs due to defect (e.g. spondylolisthesis) or damage to the spine (if there are multiple fractures or ankylosing spondylitis).

Also asked, what does compression deformity mean?

Compression Fracture Definition. Vertebral compression fractures result when the bone tissue of the vertebral body collapses. Save. Watch: Spinal Compression Fracture Video. The condition is most often caused by osteoporosis and may be caused by trauma to the back, such as a fall or vehicular accident.

What is a compression deformity?

The type of fracture in the spine that is typically caused by osteoporosis is generally referred to as a compression fracture. A compression fracture is usually defined as a vertebral bone in the spine that has decreased at least 15 to 20% in height due to fracture. Save. Watch: Spinal Compression Fracture Video.

What are the symptoms of arthritis of the spine?

Additional symptoms of arthritis of the spine include:
  • Back pain that comes and goes.
  • Spinal stiffness in the morning after getting out of bed or after activity; this pain decreases with rest or, for some, after exercise.
  • Pain, tenderness or numbness in the neck, if nerve compression is involved.
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